Library Learning Commons

South Carleton High School Library Learning Commons


Captive by Elizabeth Turgeon. Alice, seize ans, est aux anges. Alors qu’elle est en vacances avec ses parents en Thaïlande, ceux-ci acceptent qu’elle rejoigne Jonathan, son amoureux, au Cambodge. Mais rapidement, le voyage tourne au drame. Alors qu’elle visite le site archéologique d’Angkor, Alice est enlevée par les PFK, les Forces paysannes khmères, et elle se réveille prisonnière dans une hutte. Au cours de sa détention, Alice se lie d’amitié avec Chan, la fille d’un de ses kidnappeurs qui n’approuve pas le comportement de son père. Pendant ce temps, les parents d'Alice et son amoureux Jonathan s’efforcent de la retrouver, malgré les obstacles posés par les policiers locaux. Alice parviendra-t-elle à se sortir de cette situation périlleuse?

Chroniques post-apocalyptiques d'une enfant sage by Annie Bacon. Astride, une jeune fille de 13 ans, marche seule dans les rues désertes du Plateau-Mont-Royal. Tirant derrière elle une petite valise bleue, elle a survécu à une catastrophe nucléaire et doit désormais apprendre à vivre seule. Il lui faut retrouver eau potable et nourriture dans une ville fantôme où existent encore bien des dangers: des chiens errants et affamés et quelques rares survivants. La bibliothèque de son quartier devient son refuge sécuritaire.

Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman. The story of a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams.

The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby. Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. Both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. Whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship—and only one can win.

Speed of Life by J.M Kelly. Twins Crystal and Amber have the same goal: to be the first in their family to graduate high school and make something of their lives. When one gets pregnant during their junior year, they promise to raise the baby together. It's not easy, but between their after-school jobs, they're scraping by.  Crystal's grades catch the attention of the new guidance counsellor, who tells her about a college that offers a degree in automotive restoration, perfect for the car buff she is. When she secretly applies-and gets in-new opportunities threaten their once-certain plans, and Crystal must make a choice: follow her dreams or stay behind and honour the promise she made to her sister.

Library Staff

Teacher-Librarian: Mrs Amini

Library Technician: Mrs Donovan

Library Facilities and Services

The Library Learning Commons has undergone significant change over the past few years. Renovations have opened up additional spaces. From our library “Oasis” where students can eat their lunch or snacks, to a number of enclosed co-learning centres where students can work collaboratively with the aid of a white board or smart TV, to a maker space with ergonomic tables and supplies for completing hands-on projects - the LLC is a place where students can access the resources they need and use them in a comfortable, inviting environment to support their learning. If you’re at the school, stop by to see our showstopping circulation desk made from upcycled books by our own students!

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The Library Learning Commons provides:

  • A collection of over 12,000 books, in both French and English, accessed by a computer catalogue
  • Subscriptions to 20 periodicals
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries available online and in book form
  • Online databases
  • Computers for student use, including Chromebooks for library use and a limited number which can be signed out for the school day or to take home overnight
  • Colour scanner
  • Coin-operated photocopier/printer
  • Colour printing

Borrowing Policy

  • Student identification cards must be presented in order to borrow library material.
  • Books are available for a 3-week loan period and may be renewed, provided no one else has reserved the book.
  • Reference books may be borrowed on an overnight basis, after 12:45 pm each day, to be returned before 8:00 am the next school day.
  • Special loan periods may apply to books that are needed for class projects.
  • Students are responsible for returning all library materials by the due date. A fine of 25¢ per day per book will be charged on overdue material.
  • Students will be charged for lost or damaged material.
  • Current magazines are available for library use only. Back issues may be borrowed.
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